DMA 105: AUGUSTA, GA

Denise Vickers Named WFXG Augusta GM

She moves to the Lockwood Fox affiliate from WHNT Huntsville, Ala., following its spinoff as part of the Gray-Raycom merger.

Raycom Names Dempsey Regional Group VP

Scott Dempsey remains GM of the group’s WBTV Charlotte and will now have oversight of WIS Columbia, S.C.; WTOC Savannah, Ga.; and WFXG Augusta, Ga.

DMA 112: AUGUSTA, GA

WFXG Names Angela Green News Director

She joins Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., from WNCT Greenville, N.C.

 

DMA 113 (AUGUSTA, GA)

WFXG GM Barry Barth Announces Retirement

The head of Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., will end his broadcast television career of more than 50 years at the end of this year.

DMA 114

FCC Green Lights Raycom’s Augusta TV Buy

The FCC has granted Raycom Media permission to move ahead with its $18-million acquisition of WFXG Augusta, Ga. (DMA 114), a Fox affiliate it has been managing under a local marketing agreement since 2003. Raycom doesn’t own or operate any other stations in the market.

DMA 114

WFXG To Produce Own News Starting In Oct.

The Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., has been using WJBF to supply the content for its 10 p.m. newscast, but that will go to an in-house operation on Oct. 1, says station manager Barry Barth. “We’re building out a newsroom right now,”

DIGITAL DMAS

Augusta’s Paper Finds Paywall Success

Augusta, Ga., may be a small market, but its main newspaper, the Augusta Chronicle, is making big noise as one of the few sites to have found success with a metered paywall. Competition from local TV outlets, three of which are owned by Media General, is tepid.